Free Improvisation with John Russell

6. – 8. December 2019, Facilitator: John Russell

“For me the emphasis is on both the philosophy of improvisation and the practical aspect of playing and listening. Rather than say this is what the music is I try to open doors to allow the participants to discover more and develop their musicality together.”weiterlesen

Super Librum Cantare – Polyphonic Renaissance Improvisation

23. 24. November 2019, Facilitator: Ariane Jeßulat

This weekend workshop is for everyone who wants to learn polyphonic vocal improvisation in Renaissance style. Historic solmization, practice and canon techniques are taught after historic methods of the 15th – 17th century. Participation with instruments is welcome.weiterlesen

Deep Listening and Free Improvisation

From conscious perception to free play

9. – 10. November 2019, Facilitator: Ulrike Lentz

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The dream of free play is probably as old as humanity’s dream of flying. The big difference: to crash in free game is harmless. In this workshop, we refine our perceptions, find clear impulses, and experience how we can confide in the inner formative power that forms in and with the group context.weiterlesen

Present Time Composition 1

Compositional thinking as a control of improvisation

New date: 26. – 27. October 2019, Facilitator: Alan Bern

Present Time Composition – workshop with Alan Bern

Present Time Composition © (PTC) is a special approach to improvised music developed by Alan Bern. Music created with PTC combines the spontaneity of free jazz with the structural clarity of composed music.

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Inventing Music by Playing

Musical explorations for children from 8 to 12

Sunday, 8. September 2019, 11 – 12.30 h, Facilitator: Matthias Schwabe

Place: Schaubude Berlin, www.schaubude.berlin

A wide variety of different instruments and sounding objects are waiting to be explored and sounded by curious people. What sounds and rhythms can we discover ourselves? How can we as a group develop common pieces of music out of it? No musical prior knowledge is required, but curiosity for new “unheard-of” musical experiences.weiterlesen

The Sound of Objects

Saturday, 7. September 2019, 13 – 16 h, Facilitator: Mazen Kerbaj (Saal 1)

Mazen Kerbaj shares his own “method” of creating “personalized” extended techniques, a method where the instrument itself (in his case a trumpet) becomes the base for experimentation. weiterlesen

Improvising the Oriental Way

Practical Introduction to Makam Basics

24. – 25. August 2019, Facilitator: Tayfun Guttstadt

A Makam, the basic concept of all oriental music, is more than a scale. It includes rules of how to make use of the notes given. When these rules are followed, very different feelings can be created with the same scales or notes.

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Flute Vision

Improvisationswerkstatt Querflöte

22. – 23. Juni 2019, Facilitator: Klaus Holsten

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Workshop in German language. For details see German version.

The Flexible Attention in Free Improvisation

14. – 16. June 2019, Facilitator: Wolfgang Schliemann

In ensemble improvisation there are many different attitudes – not only between the improvising persons, but also those between which a person can change during an improvisation. Which attitudes this can be, if and how these can complement or exclude, will be explored in this workshop.

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My Life Myth – My Life Melody – My Music

A Deep Democracy Music Workshop

17. – 19. May 2019, Facilitator: Magdalena Schatzmann

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In the background of our early childhood memories or childhood dreams hide the life melody of our individual life path. This is our life myth that never leaves us and that we forget at most now and then. But it is always there as a polar  tension between two mostly diverging energies. The breakdown of this polarity, the play with these contrasts, refreshes and deepens our music.

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I Sound … – Workshop for Vocal Improvisers

Free Vocal (Solo) Improvisation with Lutes / Sounds / Noises / Lyrics

17. – 19. May 2019, Facilitator: Agnes Heginger

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How do I sound?
When do I sound how?
And why should I even?
Do I want to sound or is hush and silence also part of my expression?
What does “authentic” mean?
How do I connect with / to myself?

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Improvisation: in Music, Dance and Elsewhere

4. May 2019, Facilitators: Simon Rose (baritone saxophone) & Ingo Reulecke (dance)

Simon Rose (baritone saxophone) and Ingo Reulecke (dance) perform in duo and countless other projects. Both are extremely experienced mediators and active in artistic research.

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The Other Music Academy (OMA) Improvisation Project

as guest @ exploratorium berlin

Tuesday – Saturday, 23. – 27. April 2019

The Weimar-based OMA Improvisation Project returns to the Berlin Exploratorium for a five-day, intensive workshop on Alan Bern’s Present-Time Composition (PTC) and Isabelle Marx’s Voice/Body/Awareness work.weiterlesen

Improvisation between earth and sky

The Five Elements of Dance Improvisation

29. – 31. März 2019, Facilitator: Jean Laurent Sasportes

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The body as an energy mediator between earth and sky?
Shape, movement, timing, space – and the small flower?
The body as an instrument and the “what”, “when”, “where”, “how”

These terms are explored in a dance workshop that Jean Laurent Sasportes offers in the exploratorium.

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Present Time Composition 1

Compositional thinking as a control of improvisation

23. – 24. March 2019, Facilitator: Alan Bern

Present Time Composition – workshop with Alan Bern

Present Time Composition © (PTC) is a special approach to improvised music developed by Alan Bern. Music created with PTC combines the spontaneity of free jazz with the structural clarity of composed music.

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